Growing Places Fund Knottingley Wakefield Industrial Development

A £4.5 million Growing Places Fund loan from the LEP is helping to remediate a former chemical works site near Wakefield into an innovative energy centre that will supply 1.5 million homes with power.

A £2.45 million Growing Places Fund loan from the LEP is helping to remediate a former chemical works site near Wakefield into an innovative energy centre that will supply 1.5 million homes with power.

Led by St Pauls Developments Ltd, the project in Knottingley has made 45 acres of land regenerated ready for a gas-fuelled energy centre. The site has now been sold to a power generator for this purpose. On the wider site residential development of up to 312 homes, and some commercial space is planned.

A new area of waterside access has been opened up by a footpath adjacent and a newt habitat has been created for the thriving newt population relocated from the site.

About the Growing Places Fund (LEP Loans)

The Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Growing Places Fund provides loan funding to kick-start stalled development or infrastructure projects that will create homes, jobs and other economic benefits in Leeds City Region. The initial £35.5m Growing Places Fund investment was provided by Government in 2012, specifically to invest in development schemes that are unable to proceed due to a lack of commercial finance.

Project Lead St Pauls Developments Ltd
District/ Area Wakefield
Business case summary Link here
Funding Growing Places Fund £2.4 million
Project Status Activity 6: Delivery
Start and end dates 2013 - 2019
Delivery partners West Yorkshire Combined Authority
Other funders St Pauls Development
Get in touch lcr@leedscityregion.gov.uk

This page was last updated in Q4 2019/2020